You can read the full post here:
The quick summary is:
- Effective July 12, 2019, service members desiring to transfer their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit to a spouse or children will need to do so no later than their 16th year of service.
- Effective immediately, any sailors and naval officers who can’t serve four additional years is ineligible to transfer the benefit. This affects Navy personnel ineligible due to their time in grade as well as those with an impending medical retirement.
- Regardless of where you are in your career, if you are considering transferring the benefit to one or more of your dependents, it’s best to do so now, before the new rule takes effect.
Here’s another good article from U.S. News that summarizes the changes in the new Forever GI Bill:
Here’s a link to the article on the new GI bill changes just signed into law:
Here is an article from the Military Officers Association of America that details some upcoming cuts to the housing benefit association with GI Bill transfers. Bottom line…if you want to do a transfer, you should do it now. Here is the GI Bill website that tells you about transfer. Here is the OPNAV instruction as well.